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Juneteenth Festivities for 2022

Lots of celebrations are planned for the holiday all month long
Events in the Ark-La-Tex for Juneteenth
Events in the Ark-La-Tex for Juneteenth(Steve Anderson)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 2:05 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) -

JUNE 10-12

1st Annual Zwolle Juneteenth Festival

This three day event starts on Friday at 6:30pm, Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs for all of the music and fun. Find the lineups and admission fees for the weekend on Facebook.

Location - Zwolle Festival Grounds, 1100 S. Main St.

JUNE 11

Cedar Grove Pre-Juneteenth Parade & Commemorative Celebration

10:00am - 5:00pm

A parade rolls at 10:00am followed by a free celebration to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Cedar Grove neighborhood.

Location - AB Palmer SPAR, 547 East 79th St., Shreveport

JUNE 17 - 18

“We Are One”

On Friday, check out the Michelson Art Museum free art instruction for kids 6-11 at the Carver Center at 10:00am. A fashion show takes place Memorial City Hall at 6:30pm. Saturday’s events start with a commemorative program at Wiley College at 10:00am followed by a parade and festivities. Click here for the full schedule.

Location - GW Carver Community Center, 2302 Holland St., Marshall, Tex

JUNE 17-19

Let the Good Times Roll Festival

Three days of big names in high energy music, performances and speakers. Friday starts at 4:00pm with a parade. Saturday hours are 8:00am-Midnight. Sunday hours are from 4:00pm-Midnight. See the lineup and more here.

Location - Festival Plaza, Shreveport

Juneteenth Celebration

Watch the parade in downtown and party at the Bridging the Gap Block Party at Ira Clark Park starting at 6:00pm on June 17. Peace and Jammin at Carnes Park follows on Saturday from 11:00am-9:00pm. Check out the Juneteenth Car Show on Sunday at 3:00pm. See more on their Facebook page.

Location - Camden, Ark

Juneteenth Celebration

There’s a Pillars of Society meeting and banquet on Friday. A parade and food court on Saturday. Sunday is a speech “Creating Real Men for Real Solutions.”

Location - 40 West Wood St., - Ashdown Ark

JUNE 17

Juneteenth Festival

10:00am - 7:00pm

There’s a lot going on from pony rides, water slides cornhole tournament, food, music and more.

Location - Oaklawn Park, Searcy Avenue, Mt. Pleasant, Tex

North Louisiana Juneteenth Parade

5:30pm - 7:00pm

The inaugural parade rolls through downtown. Bring family, cameras, chairs and most of all, your love. For more info, click here.

Location - Downtown Shreveport

JUNE 18

Juneteenth Black Empowerment Expo

9:00am

Black owned businesses are coming together in the park to celebrate. Plus music, food and a kids play area. Follow the event on Facebook.

Location - Bumble Bee Park, 605 Main St., Gladewater, Tex

Juneteenth Mini Camp

10:00 am - 11:30am

Kids from ages 4-8 can learn all about the holiday with books, games, dance and craft making. For info, click here.

Location - Daytime Playtime-Literary Classes, 8870 Youree Dr, Shreveport

Juneteenth BBQ Block Party

10:00am - 2:00pm

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fellowship. Free admission, free food, prizes, music and lots of games for all ages. Follow the event on Facebook.

Location - Baptist Bible Fellowship, 8900 Kingston Rd., Shreveport

New Boston Juneteenth

10:00am - 6:00pm

Come watch a parade and enjoy the arts and crafts show, vendors and a quilt raffle. For more info, click here.

Location - New Boston Trailhead Park

The Black Heritage Festival & Juneteenth Celebration

11:00am

Music, vendors, food trucks, bingo and kids activities. Follow the event on Facebook.

Location - Old Many High School, 830 Highland Ave., Many, La

Juneteenth Celebration

Noon - 5:00pm

This family friendly event celebrates the holiday with food and drink. Kids can participate in a talent show. Follow the event on Facebook.

Location - Lakeside in Stamps, Ark

“We Celebrate June” for Juneteenth

Noon - 8:00pm

The Arts Alliance, LLC plans to have vendors on food trucks to celebrate after the parade. Check out the event on Facebook.

Location - Marshall, Tex

‘art-ish: Black Art Show

Noon - 10:00pm

Art, apparel, photography, food trucks and more at this all black art show. For more info, click here.

Location - The Lot Downtown, 400 Crockett St., Shreveport

Juneteenth: The Beginning of a New Freedom

2:00pm

Dr. Michael Snowden shares his thoughts on why Juneteenth is an important American event. Also hear his ideas to effectively commemorate the day. Click here for more info.

Location - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, 800 Front St., Natchitoches, La

Keeping History Alive: Juneteenth Celebration

3:00pm - 9:00pm

Lots of fun including political speakers, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, parade of professionals and more! Come have some fun. Find out all of the details here.

Location - Front Street, Downtown Texarkana

JUNE 19

Sci-Port June Nineteenth Celebration

Noon - 5:00pm

guests will be given the opportunity to attend a special presentation by the All of Us Health Program. All of Us is a precision medicine-based program that is dedicated to finding proper healthcare for everyone. Admission fees are being waved. Find out more here.

JUNE 24-26

Mansfield Civic Group 9th Annual Juneteenth

Three days of Hip-Hop, Blues, Zydeco and Gospel. View information on this weekend event here.

Location - Downtown Square, Mansfield, La